Fashion

I’m a Beauty Editor With Eczema—These Are the 16 Products I Rate

If you have eczema, I feel your pain—not to mention the itch. Eczema can be a troublesome and painful skin condition and particularly difficult to manage no matter how big or small a flare is. Skincare products that once worked for you now make your skin sting, and trying to find products that won’t irritate your sensitive skin can be a long, laborious task—and an expensive one, too. I’ve had a number of major eczema flares on my face and body, and what no one tells you about eczema is the sheer cost of trial and error when you’re looking for eczema creams that actually work. And when you’re in the midst of an eczema flare, you’re usually willing to try anything to help soothe your skin. However, trying too many products can also make matters wo...

The Experts, Brands and Products That Celebrate Natural Hair in All Its Glory

What are common misconceptions about curly and Afro hair? Lesley Buckle: I get asked a lot if I just wake up with my hair the way it is, and often, there’s a lot more work involved. But for those who have curly hair, I’d say a common misconception is that there’s one product that will solve any hair woes or you can copy someone else’s hair routine and expect the same results. Even with the same hair type, every head of curls behaves so differently. Lots of factors like hair thickness, density, length, porosity and your environment, etc., all have a role to play besides curl texture, so figuring curls out can take a lot of experimentation. What are your top tips for caring for curly and Afro hair? LB: I don’t want to state the obvious, but being cautious w...

5 Easy Outfits That We’ll Be Rewearing for the Rest of the Year

There was a time in the not-too-distant past that our daily getting-ready routines consisted of dressing from the waist up for Zoom calls, but now, as events are firmly back on the agenda, we’re taking stock of the contents of our wardrobes, and let’s just say things are in need of a little refresh. If, like ours, your clothing collection is feeling a little lacklustre after two years indoors, there’s one place that has an extensive edit of the newest pieces straight from the runway and ready for your perusal: Harvey Nichols. Hands up if in the last six months you’ve stood in front of your wardrobe contemplating what to wear to the office or which shoes are best to wear to a dinner date. Never fear; the luxury department store has got y...

These 13 Trouser Co-Ords Make For the Easiest Throw-On Outfits

The joy of a co-ord is that it’s already styled for you, so the effort is minimal but the impact is always major. Add to this the fact that you can split up the set to wear as separates, and there are multiple outfit opportunities to be had. So whether you join the Totême gang and opt for a designer co-ord, or you look to the likes of Mango and Zara for silky after-dark versions, these are the 13 best trouser sets to shop right now. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beautiful people, chat and make money in the process. Earn rewards by chatting, sharing photos, blogging and help give users back their fair share of Internet revenue.

7 Jeans Trends Fashion People Will Live in This Autumn

Is it weird for me to say that I miss wearing jeans? I’ve spent the best part of the last four months working my way through my collection of summer dresses, which, back in April, I couldn’t wear to wear again. Now, though, the tables have turned, and I can’t wait to resume the comfortable and reliable relationship I have with my jeans come autumn.  I don’t know about you, but jeans are the bedrock of all of my favourite autumn outfits. I wear them with everything from crisp white shirts and loafers to a blazer layered over a bra top and heels. In fact, as 90% of the outfits I wear between September and March will involve a pair of jeans, I can always justify treating myself to a new pair at this time in the year. But which to choose?  To help me analyse m...

6 Easy But Brilliant Outfits That Will Help You Outsmart This In-Between Period

It’s that in-between time of year when none of us knows what to wear, right? So we thought we’d help out by finding some fresh outfit inspiration for everyone. Because, let’s face it, as delightful as summer dressing can be, it’s nice to start assembling outfits with a little more substance. And by substance, we mean layering. Handily, fresh new-season pieces are dropping in everywhere now it’s approaching autumn, and by the looks of some of our favourite Instagram accounts, there’s plenty to be excited about.  We scrolled and scrolled and found six outfits that stood out in particular, from some Parisian minimalism to cheerful brights. They’re easy to copy and include many pieces you probably already own, yet something about the combin...

These Fragrance Discovery Sets Ensure You’ll Never Have Perfume Buyer’s Remorse

Picture this: It’s post-pandemic, and, like the rest of the world, you’ve started buying the majority of your beauty merchandise online, frequently inspired by your favorite influencers, content creators, editors, and industry experts. And today, you’ve bought a perfume, a perfume that’s supposedly so freaking fantastic, one whiff could be comparable to Romilda Vane’s vial of Amortentia. You’re feeling confident, a bit euphoric, and the anticipation of your new perfume’s arrival is at an all-time high. You’ve never been so sure you’ll love something in all of your life! Until—womp, womp—you actually smell it. If you, like so many of us, have experienced that remorseful “What the fuck?” moment post-perfume purchase, you’...

The Autumn Trends Our Editors Are Already Excited About Wearing

“Long shorts are the trend I’m keen on trying and, in particular, those faux- or real-leather ones. I honestly never thought I’d say it, as I was very averse to the cycling shorts trend despite how good Kim K. looked in them. But these shorts are looser and somehow that makes me want to try them (probably because they’re not so revealing). I’ve already seen them on so many people of so many different heights and sizes. Every time I see them, I think they look good no matter what. I’d probably wear them with a pair of sandals and a cute blouse to make it less surfer and chicer.” You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we reimagined what a dating should be. It begins with giving you back power. Get to meet Beauti...

Gigi Hadid Just Made Birkenstocks Look So Fresh With This Simple Outfit Idea

Gigi Hadid’s laid-back style and Birkenstocks go hand in hand, so it wasn’t surprising to see her wearing them the other day in New York. They’re the ultimate throw-on-and-go summer shoes (spoken by someone who does so nearly every day). But they’re not the freshest shoes on the market, which is more than okay. That said, Hadid made them look fresh with her impeccable yet effortless outfit. On a hot summer day (which is every August day in NYC), Hadid paired her brown suede Arizona Birkenstocks with loose ripped jeans, a swimsuit (!) from her collection with Frankies Bikinis, and an oversize raffia Prada bag. I don’t know about you, but I fully plan on wearing baggy jeans, a swimsuit, and Birkenstocks this weekend, and I’ll have ...

Manolo Blahniks Are An Investment You’ll Never Regret— These Are the Best Pairs

When Anna Wintour, someone who could literally choose any shoes in the world, opts to wear the same pair every day, you take note. For the Vogue editor in chief, it’s Manolo Blahnik or nothing, and she’s famously been quoted saying she “just doesn’t even look” at other brands in the 2017 documentary about the designer’s life. Clearly she’s onto something, and Anna is not alone in her devotion to Manolos. From Diana to Kate, Meghan to Carrie (Bradshaw, of course)—the designer’s beautiful footwear has graced the feet of so many of the world’s most stylish and elegant women.  This fanbase is not just a result of them looking so fabulous (that too)— but it’s also because slipping one on genuinely feels like a Cinderella moment. Manolo designs...

The Only Beauty Products You Need for a “Messy French-Girl” Look

As far as TikTok goes, there seems to be a new trending aesthetic every month. Soft girl, cottagecore, clean girl… the list goes on, but I’m not complaining. Although no doubt fuelled by Gen-Z, these trends tend to transcend age and location and there’s a way to tap into any trend and mould it into your own take. Plus, there are so many that really, you’re bound to come across one that suits your soul. One trend that I never thought I would be interested in though was the messy French-girl aesthetic. I’m not a fan of anything too contrived and the idea of emulating this felt a bit cringe to me. But then I got stuck on the messy French girl aesthetic algorithm and quickly realised that like with most Francophile trends, it’s more about the vibe then emulating a specific look itself. If...

12 Glowy Makeup Looks That Ooze Health and Wealth—You’re Welcome

When a fellow editor friend of mine messaged me a few weeks ago in a panic over her upcoming wedding makeup trial, I felt like I was at a bit of a loss over what to say to her. “I just want something natural-looking, fresh and glowy—what products do I need for that?” she asked. While I know exactly the sorts of products I would turn to for such a look, I’m no makeup artist and have no idea how certain formulas work with her skin. Typically, I’m full of makeup recommendations for those who want to emulate a soft, glowing makeup look, but when it comes to someone’s wedding day, I don’t want to be held responsible for any wrong decisions. To dodge the issue entirely, I told her to scroll the Instagram pages of some ce...